Due to their expertise in making high-end smartphones, companies like Samsung and Apple have been able to introduce a number of new features into their tablets over the last few years.
The iPad, especially has come a long way since its introduction a few years ago. Keen on not losing further ground over its main rival, Samsung has focused heavily on introducing several features into its tablet range. This first saw the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 in June 2013. The company has announced another tablet – barely 6 months after the launch of the Tab 3 8.0.
However, this model promises to be even more exciting since it comes power packed with features. It is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, which has been available in markets only for the last couple of weeks.
Samsung has worked extremely hard in making the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 a pleasing device to look at and this is especially true in the case of the thin bezel. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 may not be as sophisticated as the Tab Pro 8.4, but it is also a brilliant looking device nonetheless. Both devices come in at the same weight of around 320 g. This makes it extremely easy to carry around, but it also does not compromise on features like the screen size.
Portable Devices with High Resolution Displays
There is little to separate the two devices in terms of screen size they offer. As the name suggests, the Tab Pro 8.4 comes with an 8.4 inch display, while the Tab 3 8.0 uses an 8 inch display. However, there is remarkable differences between the two devices in terms of resolution. The Tab 3 8.0 carries on with the usual 800 x 1280 pixels, which appears to be the standard at this price point. Thereby, it presents the user with a pixel density of 189 PPI.
This is not bad in many aspects, but it is put to shame by the Tab Pro 8.4. The 8.4 inch display unit in this tablet packs in a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels. This translates into a pixel density of a whopping 359 PPI.
Powerful Specs at the Heart
The Tab 3 8.0 is powered by one of the most well-equipped processors around. The dual core 1.5 GHz unit has the Exynos chipset and Mali-400 GPU at heart. This provides the tablet with decent performance to run the Android OS version 4.2.2. This may not be the latest stock android, but given the performance, Samsung is sure to support the device with future updates.
The Tab Pro 8.4, meanwhile, comes with a significantly powerful QUALCOMM processor rated at 2.3 GHz. This snapdragon unit uses an Adreno 330 GPU in order to come up with the desired power to run the android 4.4 version, which is the latest.
As one of the latest tablets in the market, it is not surprising to see the Tab Pro 8.4 commands a price of $ 370 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi only version. The Tab 3 8.0 retails at $ 250.
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